Haviland Limoges Plate Hand Painted Roses Signed Nellie Sheldon
Beautiful, Haviland Limoges plate hand painted and signed by Nellie Sheldon, a highly respected china painting and ceramics teacher who, as a member of the Keramic Studio Club often contributed articles to their prestigious magazine. This stunning, work-of-art features a romantic, Victorian bouquet filled with an array of multicolored, tea roses nestled in lush greenery, twisted vines and sharp thorns. This gorgeous, floral motif is elegantly framed with a radiant gold. It measures 9 inches in diameter and reversed is a Haviland Limoges hallmark used between 1894 and 1931.
Without exception, this hand painted and famous artist signed, French beauty is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks or paint flakes.
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Below is some history I found on the Internet about Nellie Sheldon. I find it most interesting when a talented artist is known and now rediscovered in the 21st Century by those of us who love hand painted porcelain!
Born in Salamanca, NY on Oct. 10, 1875. After graduation from the University of Iowa, Sheldon taught in Boone before further studying under Millett at the AIC. During 1903-08 she had a studio in Los Angeles in the Blanchard Building where she taught both ceramics and china painting to small classes. While in Los Angeles, she painted scenes of Chinatown, florals, and heads of women in oil and watercolor. In 1908 she left Los Angeles to wed attorney Graham Lawrence of Marshalltown, IA and abandoned her art career. She died there on Oct. 27, 1967. Exh: Keramic Club (LA), 1903-04; Ruskin Art Club (LA), 1904.
Source: Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940" City Directory; Southern California Artists (Nancy Moure).